- Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an entirely different state Updated: Feb-11-16 3:53 am
LAS VEGAS - Forget the snowy, small towns of Iowa and New Hampshire. The Democratic presidential contest now shifts to Nevada.
- Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position Updated: Feb-11-16 3:28 am
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.
- Connecticut officers sued in stun gun death of Hispanic man Updated: Feb-10-16 5:01 pm
EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut police officers used excessive and racially discriminatory force on a Hispanic man who died shortly after he was beaten and shocked with a stun gun for more than 20 seconds while in police custody, a federal lawsuit alleges.
- Exit of California Senate candidate could help ailing GOP Updated: Feb-09-16 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES - The sudden withdrawal of one of the Republican candidates in California's U.S. Senate race could help a party that's been battered in recent statewide elections, although Democrats remain favorites to hold the seat now occupied by Sen. Barbara Boxer.
- Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition wants full Hollywood diversity Updated: Feb-04-16 3:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - Organizations representing Hispanics, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, who joined with the NAACP in 2000 to increase minority hiring in the TV industry, are broadening their focus to the big screen.
- First Tennessee reaches $1.9M settlement with HUD Updated: Feb-02-16 2:51 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - First Tennessee Bank has reached a $1.9 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, resolving allegations that the bank discriminated against African-Americans and Hispanics.
- EXCHANGE: Group aims to help undocumented students Updated: Feb-02-16 7:57 am
JOLIET, Illinois - When Brian Herrera came to Joliet Junior College, he felt alone and different from other students.
- Students seek dismissal of Missouri State diversity official Updated: Feb-01-16 6:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A group of Missouri State University students is seeking the dismissal of the school's highest-ranking Hispanic official, alleging he made derogatory comments about black students and created division between different racial groups.
- Analysis of racial polling shows whites more aware of racism Updated: Jan-28-16 12:20 am
PHILADELPHIA - More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion polling.
- Racial disparities seen in police stun gun use Updated: Jan-27-16 3:26 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics that could stoke the nation's debate over race and police use of force.
- Some call New Mexico governor 'anti-immigrant' over ID law Updated: Jan-25-16 9:07 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has urged comprehensive immigration reform and asked candidates to tone down their rhetoric amid strong anti-immigration sentiment from some fellow Republicans, but she still faces accusations of pushing an "anti-immigrant" agenda.
- Survey: Minorities make up 14 percent of state lawmakers Updated: Jan-25-16 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Only 14 percent of state legislators are minorities, according to a report released on Monday.
- The Latest: 1st witness testimony heard at voter ID trial Updated: Jan-25-16 1:21 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The Latest on a federal trial going on challenging North Carolina's new photo identification requirement to vote (all times local):
- New Emporia State president looking to boost enrollment Updated: Jan-25-16 11:23 am
EMPORIA, Kansas - Emporia State University's new president, Allison Garrett, must lead the school in the midst of a statewide plan to boost higher education attainment.
- Nearly 25 percent of Wichita schools considered single race Updated: Jan-25-16 9:58 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Wichita school district says seven years after it ended mandatory busing, nearly a quarter of the district's 85 schools are considered single-race schools.
- Georgia senator says he will oppose federal judge nominee Updated: Jan-21-16 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia said Thursday he won't support President Barack Obama's nominee for a federal judgeship in Georgia, essentially scuttling the choice.
- Lafayette woman creates diverse library for youths Updated: Jan-19-16 4:57 pm
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - In fall 2014, Cindy Eberts read a book to a young African-American boy that made her cry.
- Ex-sergeant cleared of hate crimes in Hispanic theft case Updated: Jan-15-16 3:53 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A former suburban New York police sergeant charged with stealing money from Hispanics during traffic stops was cleared of hate crimes charges Friday, but a jury did convict him of larceny and official misconduct.
- Man gets 5 years for bias-motivated assault in Basalt Updated: Jan-12-16 10:00 am
ASPEN, Colorado - A Snowmass man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking a man in Basalt while making disparaging remarks about Mexicans and President Barack Obama.